1946 All Star Game

1946 All Star Game

All Star Game Logo from 1946

The 1946 All-Star Game was held on Tuesday, July 9, 1946. The American League won the thirteenth midsummer classic by a score of 12 to 0. The game was held at Fenway Park in Boston, MA in front of 34,906 fans.

The 1946 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 14th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 1946, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts the home of the Boston Red Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 12-0. This was the game when Ted Williams hit the only home run against Rip Sewell's famed "Eephus Pitch."

The Teams

American League

The American League team was led by manager Steve O'Neill and coaches Art Mills and Luke Sewell.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox SS
Spud Chandler New York Yankees P did not play
Sam Chapman Philadelphia Athletics OF
Bill Dickey New York Yankees C
Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox OF Fan's Selection
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees OF did not play
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2B Fan's Selection
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians P Fan's Selection
Dave Ferriss Boston Red Sox P did not play
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2B
Mickey Harris Boston Red Sox P did not play
Frankie Hayes Cleveland Indians C Fan's Selection
Charlie Keller New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3B Fan's Selection
Jack Kramer St. Louis Browns P
Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers P
Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox SS Fan's Selection
Buddy Rosar Philadelphia Athletics C
Stan Spence Washington Senators OF
Vern Stephens St. Louis Browns SS
Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 3B
Mickey Vernon Washington Senators 1B Fan's Selection
Hal Wagner Boston Red Sox C
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF Fan's Selection
Rudy York Boston Red Sox 1B

National League

The National League team was led by manager Charlie Grimm and coaches Bill McKechnie and Billy Southworth.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds P
Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs OF
Mort Cooper Boston Braves P did not play
Walker Cooper New York Giants C Fan's Selection
Del Ennis Philadelphia Phillies OF
Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers P
Johnny Hopp Boston Braves OF Fan's Selection
Whitey Kurowski St. Louis Cardinals 3B Fan's Selection
Ray Lamanno Cincinnati Reds C
Peanuts Lowrey Chicago Cubs OF
Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals SS Fan's Selection
Phil Masi Boston Braves C
Frank McCormick Philadelphia Phillies 1B replaced Reese
Eddie Miller Cincinnati Reds SS replaced due to injury
Johnny Mize New York Giants 1B Fan's Selection
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals OF Fan's Selection
Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs P Fan's Selection
Howie Pollet St. Louis Cardinals P did not play
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers SS replaced due to injury
Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers OF did not play
Johnny Schmitz Chicago Cubs P did not play
Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals 2B Fan's Selection
Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates P
Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals OF
Emil Verban Philadelphia Phillies 2B replaced Miller
Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers OF Fan's Selection

The Game

Starting Lineups

National League Batting
American League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Red Schoendienst 2B St. Louis Cardinals 1 Dom DiMaggio OF Boston Red Sox
Stan Musial OF St. Louis Cardinals 2 Johnny Pesky SS Boston Red Sox
Johnny Hopp OF Boston Braves 3 Ted Williams OF Boston Red Sox
Dixie Walker OF Brooklyn Dodgers 4 Charlie Keller OF New York Yankees
Whitey Kurowski 3B St. Louis Cardinals 5 Bobby Doerr 2B Boston Red Sox
Johnny Mize 1B New York Giants 6 Mickey Vernon 1B Washington Senators
Walker Cooper C New York Giants 7 Ken Keltner 3B Cleveland Indians
Marty Marion SS St. Louis Cardinals 8 Frankie Hayes C Cleveland Indians
Claude Passeau P Chicago Cubs 9 Bob Feller P Cleveland Indians

Line Score

July 9, 1946 at Fenway Park (34906), day game - Retrosheet Boxscore

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
American 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 4 x 12 14 1


National: Claude Passeau (L) - Kirby Higbe - Ewell Blackwell - Rip Sewell

American: Bob Feller (W) - Hal Newhouser - Jack Kramer

Home Runs

National: None

American: Charlie Keller (1st), Ted Williams (4th), Ted Williams (8th)


HP: Dusty Boggess (NL), 1B: Bill Summers (AL), 2B: Larry Goetz (NL), 3B: Eddie Rommel (AL)

By The Baseball Page

1946 All Star Game, Fenway Park


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